Italian Sausage Minestrone
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + freezing Cook: 1-1/4 hours
Makes13 servings (3-1/4 quarts)
Liked all the proportions of ingredients. Did not change anything. Fresh Italian sausage from local Italian butcher shop. Very little fat, had to add EVOO to saute vegs. Thanks for the reminder to not cook pasta in all of the big batch, if putting some in freezer. I usual forget and cook it all, then quite mushy when thawed. This was the perfect time for me to drop in a rind of parmesan that is always tucked into the corner of my cheese drawer. Will make again.
Wow, this was yummy! I didn't drain the fat as there wasn't a lot and just used that to saute the veggies. I also used 8 cups broth as someone suggested, and it filled my 6 qt pot close to full. I agree about the cannellini beans and think I'll try Great Northern beans next time.
I used hot turkey sausage, and there was very little fat to drain. You can't get much better than the smell of carrots, celery, onions and garlic softening in oil. This comes together pretty quickly. If you are serving the entire batch right away, it's easy to add the pasta, bring everything back up to a boil and cook it through. For single servings, watch that the pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the vessel and burn. Thank you Elizabeth R for the wonderful recipe!
I have made this MANY times for many people and have never had a person who didn't love it!! My absolute FAVORITE recipe ever!
This recipe is delicious. I had to use gluten free elbows instead of the ditalini, but it was still quite good. It makes a ton so you may have to scale back or freeze some.
I made this recipe today and it is amazing! Probably the best soup I have ever made, and I've made many. Makes a good sized pot so lots to go around. The combination of flavors from the ingredients are infused enhancing the flavor. This is a keeper that I'll make time and time again!
A new family favorite. Absolutely delicious.
Love this quick soup. I also sauted the tomato paste with the garlic before adding the liquids. I used beef broth as well as chicken base. For the seasoning I used dried basil and thyme. Super delicious with the sausage.
I have been making this soup on a regular basis ever since I found it in the magazine . It's very good.
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